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Sigma Rumors: What are they working on at the moment?

Having a 3rd party manufacturer, like Sigma, release one awesome lens after another, and shake up the market in the process, is something that we tech freaks are not used to seeing, yet. But according to many recent rumors, this is just a foretaste of things to come. Supposedly there are several expensive high-end lenses ...

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Light and Animals

Sometimes light can be so beautiful that as a photographer you can’t help but shoot a few photos just to see how the scene looks in a photo. A further motif I find especially interesting are the many street animals here in Serbia. On a daily basis, stray dogs and cats cross my path. Some ...

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How about some nice Animal Photos? But please cruelty-free!

How far can you go to get THE photo? Can you boost it with electronic image processing? Can you attract animals with food? Catch them? Torture them? If the analysis of many literally unbelievable animal photos on the Chinese website Weibo (translation here) is to be believed, the answer for some photographers is: YES! © Shikhei ...

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Sandwich + Scanner Scanwich

Food photography has ever since been one of those photographic genres that absolutely require high-tech equipment. This may sound odd at first, but makes sense, considering the size of the billboards displaying our food every day. It should come as no surprise, then, that even in times of digital megapixel monsters, outrageously expensive medium format ...

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4600 royalty-free pictures: Getty Museum presents ‘Open Content Program’

The J. Paul Getty Museum, not to be mixed up with the notorious Getty Images photo agency, has recently introduced its “Open Content Program”. The Getty Museum thus provides over 4600 publicly accessible pictures, including over 500 photographs, of its own collection royalty-free. That is to say, all of the pictures and photographs may be ...

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Cats again!?

Yes, but what can you do when they offer so many good motifs? Most people seem to love cat pictures. One of my most viewed photos is that of four cuddled-up cats. 🙂 Dogs appear to be less interesting, except when they’re playing, but for this you would need a different lens than the Sigma ...

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The Future Belongs to the Mirrorless!

All of those who hang around at photo forums as often as I do will certainly have caught the discussions centering on the future of the reflex camera concept. According to many mirrorless-enthusiasts, the old rattle mirror is said to have served its time. It’s too big, too loud and too expensive to remain relevant ...

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Portrait Photography: How Crucial is the Right Angle?

Thanks to PetaPixel, I stumbled over a short, but highly insightful and funny video. In it, a Korean girl demonstrates the importance of camera angle for portraits in 14 seconds. Whether a person is photographed from above or below can make a huge difference. A difference of roughly 10 to 30 kilos. 😉 For photographers ...

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Taking a Walk with the 30mm f/1.4 ART

I have been meaning to take a walk with this new toy of mine several days ago, but in this heat you feel like a fish out of the water. The last thing you want to think about is taking pictures. Late afternoon, I was able to prompt myself to do it. In the middle ...

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LensRentals: Cross-Brand Repair Data of Lenses and Cameras 2012-2013

As in the previous two years, Roger Cicala of LensRentals blogged about the repair statistics of lenses and cameras in his company. LensRentals is a U.S. based rental company specialising on lenses, photo- and video cameras. With over 12000 lenses and cameras the company has available and 2000 repairs between July 2012 and July 2013, ...

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